Phillip Anderson

Professor - Physics
phillip.anderson1@utdallas.edu
972-883-2875
WTC1720

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Physics
University of Texas at Dallas - 1990
M.S. - Physics
University of Texas at Dallas - 1985
B.S. - Physics
North Texas State University - 1982

Research Areas

Overview
  • Ionospheric and magnetospheric electrodynamics
  • Space weather
  • Space environment effects on human systems

Publications

Johnston, W. R., and P. C. Anderson, Storm time occurrence of relativistic electron microbursts in relation to the plasmapause. 2010. J. Geophys. Res., 115(A2), 10.1029/2009JA014328. 2010 - Publication
Drake, K. A., R. A. Heelis, M. R. Hairston, and P. C. Anderson. 2009. The electrostatic potential drop across the ionospheric signature of the low-latitude boundary layer. J. Geophys. Res. 115(A4): 10.1029/2008JA013608. 2009 - Publication
Zou, S, L. R. Lyons, C.-P. Wang, A. Boudouridis, J. M. Ruohoniemi, P. C. Anderson, P. L. Dyson, J. C. Devlin. 2009. On the coupling between the Harang reversal evolution and substorm dynamics: A synthesis of SuperDARN, DMSP, and IMAGE observations. J. Geophys. Res. 114(A1):10.1029/2008JA013608. 2009 - Publication
Lyons, L. R., S. Zou, C. J. Heinselman, M. J. Nicolls, and P. C. Anderson. 2009. Poker Flat radar observations of the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling electrodynamics of the earthward penetrating plasma sheet following convection enhancements. J.Atmos. and Terr. Phys. 71: 717-728. 2009 - Publication
Anderson, P. C., W. R. Johnston, and J. Goldstein. 2008. Observations of the ionospheric projection of the plasmapause. Geophys. Res. Let. 35: L15110, 0.1029/2008GL033978. 2008 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Professor - The University of Texas at Dallas [2004–Present]
Senior Member of the Technical Staff - The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, CA [1997–2004]
Member of the Technical Staff - The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, CA [1992–1997]
NRC Research Associate - Goddard Space Flight Center, Laurel, MD [1990–1992]
Research Scientist - The University of Texas at Dallas [1990–2018]
Research Assistant - The University of Texas at Dallas [1985–1990]
Teaching Assistant - The University of Texas at Dallas [1984–1985]
Health Physics Technician - Contracted to various nuclear power plants for outages: Arkansas Nuclear One, Three Mile Island, Oyster Creek, Trojan, San Onofre [1983–1984]

Projects

Global Distributions of the Characteristics of Auroral Particles
2009–2009 Anderson, P. C. 2009. Paper presented at the Fall 2009 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in San Francisco, CA.
Global Effects of Subauroral Electric Fields on the Thermosphere
2007–2007 Anderson, P. C. 2007. Paper presented at Spring 2007 American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly, in Acapulco, Mexico.
GPS Occultation observations of equatorial scintillation: Dependence on magnetic field orientation, longitude, and season.
2004–2004 Anderson, P. C., and P. R. Straus. 2004. Paper presented at the Fall 2004 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in San Francisco, CA.
Global Effects of Subauroral Electric Fields on the Thermosphere
2007–2007 Anderson, P. C. 2007. Paper presented at the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics XXIV General Assembly, in Perugia, Italy.
Characteristics of the Subauroral Electric Fields and the Development of an Empirical Model
2005–2005 Anderson, P. C. 2005. Paper presented at the Workshop on Penetration Electric Fields and Their Effects in the Inner Magnetosphere and Ionosphere, at MIT Haystack Observatory, in Westford, MA.

Additional Information

Professional Recognition

National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1990 – 1992

Featured twice on the cover of Geophysical Research Letters:
Anderson, P. C, D. Chenette, J. M. Quinn, M. Grande, and M. Carter. 1998. Energetic Auroral
Electron Distributions Derived from Global X-ray Measurements and Comparison with insitu Particle Measurements. Geophys. Res. Let. 25: 4105-4108.
Anderson, P. C., D. L. McKenzie, L. R. Lyons, and M. Hairston. 2000. Global X-ray
Observations of Magnetospheric Convection-Driven Auroral Disturbances. Geophys. Res.
Let. 27: 3233-3236.
NASA Group Achievement Award, San Marco D/L Project, 1989
NASA Group Achievement Award, POLAR PIXIE Team, 1998
Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group, 2006 – 2009

Member of Sigma Xi Science Research Society, 2005 – Present

Nominated for Vice Chair of the Texas Section of the American Physical Society, 2009

Professional Memberships
  • Sigma Xi Science Research Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Physical Society
Service

School Committees
2009

  • Physics Graduate Committee
  • Physics Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • Physics Qualifier Committee
  • Physics Colloquium Chair


2008

  • Physics Graduate Committee
  • Physics Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • Physics Qualifier Committee
  • Physics Colloquium Chair


2007

  • Physics Graduate Committee
  • Physics Undergraduate Curriculum Committee


2006

  • Physics Graduate Committee
  • Physics Undergraduate Curriculum Committee


2005

  • Physics Graduate Committee
  • Physics Undergraduate Curriculum Committee


University Committees
2009

  • Teaching Excellence Committee
  • University Safety and Security Council Committee

2008

  • Teaching Excellence Committee
  • University Safety and Security Council Committee


2007

  • Scholarship Committee
  • University Safety and Security Council Committee
  • Teaching Excellence Committee


2006

  • NSM Co-Representative UTD Schedule Team
  • Scholarship Committee


2005

  • Member of Faculty Senate
  • NSM Co-Representative UTD Schedule Team
  • Outside Chair


2004

  • Jian Yu
  • School of Engineering


2006

  • Renchong Hu
  • Electrical Engineering


2009

  • Ning Li
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Service Contributions External to UTD


2009

  • Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group
  • Member of NASA Causes and Consequences of the Minimum of Solar Cycle 23 proposal review panel
  • Conference Organizer: Directions in Ionosphere-Thermosphere-Mesosphere Research:
  • A Vision for Aeronomy in the Earth-Sun System
  • Reviewed multiple articles and proposals
  • UTD Co-representative to Texas Astronomical Society
  • Organized 2009 Plano Miller Elementary School Science Night


2008

  • Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group
  • Member of NSF Space Weather proposal review panel
  • Member of NASA LWS TR&T proposal review panel
  • Reviewed multiple articles and proposals
  • UTD Co-representative to Texas Astronomical Society
  • Organized 2008 Plano Miller Elementary School Science Night


2007

  • Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group
  • Member of NASA Living with a Star Targeted Research and Technology Steering Committee
  • Member of NASA Geospace Guest Investigator proposal review panel
  • Organizer and Convener of Spring 2007 American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly special session "The Role of the Plasmasphere and Plasmapause in Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Dynamics"
  • Reviewed multiple articles and proposals
  • UTD Co-representative to Texas Astronomical Society
  • Organized 2007 Plano Miller Elementary School Science Night


2006

  • Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group
  • Organizer 2006 Huntsville Workshop on Geospace Connections Modeling
  • Reviewed multiple articles and proposals
  • UTD Co-representative to Texas Astronomical Society
  • Organized 2006 Plano Miller Elementary School Science Night


2005

  • Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group
  • Reviewed multiple articles and proposals
  • UTD Co-representative to Texas Astronomical Society
  • Organized 2005 Plano Miller Elementary School Science Night

Affiliations

Doctoral advisement
William R. Johnston, 5/09 The Role of the Plasmasphere in Radiation Belt Energization and Loss Member of Dissertation Committee for: Jeffrey Klenzing, 12/08 Effects of Non-ideal Biased Grids on Drifting Particle Distribution Functions Anthony Mwene, 5/08 Mid-Latitude F-Region Studies Based on ISB and DE-2 Observations Sasmita Mohapatra, 5/09 Behavior of Zonal Ion Drifts in Low and Middle Latitude Ionosphere Preeti Bhaneja, 10/09 Rocket and Ionosonde Studies of Midlatitude Spread F(MSF) Edgardo Pacheco, 11/09 Latitudinal (Apex-Height) Variations of Ion Drifts in the Ionosphere at Low and Mid Latitudes

Funding

Global Distributions of the Characteristics of Auroral Particles
$268,000 - NASA [2008–2011]
Auroral Calibration/Validation Efforts for the DMSP F17 SSUSI Instrument
$50,000 - Naval Research Laboratory [2007–2008]
The Relationship of the Plasmasphere and the Radiation Belts (a graduate fellowship)
$24,000 - NASA [2007–2008]
The Relationship of the Plasmasphere and the Radiation Belts (a graduate fellowship)
$30,000 - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center [2007–2008]
The Relationship of the Location of the Plasmapause and Radiation Belt Energization and Loss
$259,000 - NASA [2007–2010]